Melissa A. Blaine

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5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but …

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Emotional Intelligence

How-To: Go beyond OS X Photos + make amazing wall art from your Mac’s pictures (Part 2)

Your digital photos were never intended to remain trapped on your computer’s hard drive. Apple’s original 2002 version of iPhoto proudly included physical book and photo printing services, adding new books and various types of cards every 2-3 years. Since early digital cameras took low-resolution …

10 Ways to Find More Time Throughout the Day

See how Men’s Health experts stay strong (and sane) amidst crazy schedules

Final Fantasy, Assassin's Creed Composers to Appear In Video Game Music Documentary

With more than a week remaining, the Kickstarter campaign for a documentary about the history of video game sound and music has exceeded its funding target of CAD $40,000 ($36,426). Funding for the "Beep" project, which will be released across a feature-length documentary and book, stands at more …

Apple iPhone 6 Plus: it's a very big phone and it feels great - review

Too big. This thing’s too big. Waaay too big. It’s... actually, that screen is pretty nice, isn’t it? Wow, you really can get a lot of content on there, can’t you? Hey, my hand’s getting used to the size. It’s quite comfortable, isn’t it?<p>And that’s how it goes with the iPhone 6 Plus. I expected to …

Everyone Is In Love With The iPhone 6

The first reviews of Apple's new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, were published Tuesday night.<p>They're all very positive. Many reviewers are calling the iPhone 6 the best phone in the world. It seems like the only problem reviewers had is which model is better: the iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch …

One of gaming's most underrated RPGs is waiting for you to try for free

Origin is offering Electronic Arts' wonderful role-playing game <i>Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning</i> free for 48 hours, with the full price of the massive adventure now down to $9.99.<p><i>Amalur</i> was released in 2012 to generally approving reviews. Its Metacritic average is 81 percent. But the game was a …

Michael Fassbender Wants to Honor the Game & Bring in Original Elements on the Assassin's Creed Movie

"There's so much cool stuff in the game that we're actually spoiled for choice."<p>Michael Fassbender is busy promoting his dramedy Frank, which has …

The 33 Best Burgers in the Country

It's been about a year since our first 33 Best Burgers in the country piece came out. And in that year, many things have happened: Our photography has gotten bigger and SO MUCH better, our reach has expanded into more cities, and I've eaten a little more than infinity more burgers. I've also come …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: America’s Best Beach Towns

Is there a magic formula for the perfect beach town? No, but America could offer up more than a few candidates if they were doling out the title.<p><b>Here are just a few of them, recommended by Nat Geo Travel staffers:</b><p><b>Cannon Beach, Oregon:</b> “At only an hour-and-a-half drive away, Cannon Beach was an easy …

Pixite’s new 3D photo editing app Matter debuts on iPhone and iPad

Pixite is out today with a new photo editing app for iPhone and iPad called Matter. The app allows you to embed and manipulate 3D objects in your photography or photos from others to give your photos an impressive science fiction effect. This is achieved by Matter’s ability to intelligently apply …

​Google is reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion

What's the internet's most popular game-streaming service worth? About $1 billion, if <i>VentureBeat</i> sources have their story straight. Earlier this year, <i>Variety</i> and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Google was in talks to acquire Twitch, but conceded that the two companies were only just starting …

Ridley Scott's Halo: Nightfall trailer lands at Comic-Con

Halo: Nightfall made a splash at Comic-Con 2014 on Thursday with its first trailer, featuring agent Jameson Locke played by actor Mike Colter. Locke will go on to be a playable character in the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians video game, though Colter told attendees of the film's Comic-Con panel in San …

This Kickstarter promises a magnetic charger for the iPhone

Apple’s(s appl) laptop charger, the MagSafe, is wonderful. Few other hardware makers have such an elegant way to charge their devices. Apple’s …

Amazon Officially Announces Kindle Unlimited, Offering Endless Reading And Listening For $9.99 A Month

Amazon officially announced that Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can eat reading and listening service, that we first mentioned two days ago. Dubbed a “Netflix for books” by our own Darrell Etherington, the service offers over 600,000 books for free reading on Kindle and Kindle-enabled devices as well …

Lumoid Wants To Rent You A Camera Now, And Everything Later

Aarthi Ramamurthy is standing outside of her building talking to her first paying customer, and she’s about to make a product decision.<p>She’s shipped him a camera across country overnight on a rental program, and he’s so in love with it that he wants to buy one from her. He’s wondering if he can …

PlayStation Store offering 20+ games at 99 cents each in weekend flash sale

Two dozen PlayStation 3 and PS Vita games, many of them normally priced around $10 or more, are on sale for 99 cents during a PlayStation Store flash sale.<p>The sale runs until 3 p.m. ET on Monday so gamers have a little longer than the weekend to scan the list and choose. Available titles include</i> …